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although apparently cheap, are dear at any price. 
This rule is the same with regard to Fireworks as it is 
with any other commodity. 



OOUTE1TTS. 



Page. 

Aerolites 10 

Assorted cases for retailing 22, 23 

Assorted cases for exhibitions 24, 25 

Balloons 28 

Batteries of Stars 10 

Blue Lights 8 

Candles 5, 6 

Cannon Salutes 14 

Caps.. 31 

Decoration Goods 29 

Exhibition Pieces 17 to 21 

Fairy Lamps 33 

Fire Crackers 26 

Flags 30 

Flower Pots 7 



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Fountains 10, 12 

Geysers 9 

Illuminating Fires 7 

Lanterns 33 

Marine Signals 7 

Pistols 31, 32 

Rockets 2, 3, 4, ."< 

Serpents 7 

Shells 14, 15, 10 

Star Mines 1 1 

Suggestions to Fireworks Committees 21 

Torches G 

Torpedoes 27 

Wheels 8, 9 

Whirlwinds 9 



ESTABLISHED I860. INCORPORATED 1891. 

The * California * Fireworks * Company 

OF SAN FRANCISCO, Limited. 

k Sir: 

We take pleasure in handing you our Fireworks 
Catalogue for the coming season. We have every facility- for 
the manufacture of the finest of stock and exhibition goods, and 
can guarantee best quality, largest sizes and most brilliant colors. 

If you do not deal in Fireworks, please hand to 
some dealer in your neighborhood. 

Soliciting jour orders, we remain, 

Yours very truly, 

The California Fireworks Co., Limited. 

Please destroy all former catalogues, as this list is the only 
one now in force, from which discounts may be quoted. 



G\JfE Ship QoQds, fr&m &®p Fmt&ry, which is located some 
VV distn nee from, this city, instead of from our sales- 
room as heretofore, and respectfully ask our patrons to 
send, their orders in as early as possible, as it will he 
difficult to pack anil skip goods on same day that orders 
are received. 

TER7VVS CKSH. 



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COLORED ROCKETS. 




Assorted Colors and large bril- 
liant stars. 

Rockets should be fired from a 
gutter made of two boards 
nailed together at right an- 
gles and placed at a slight 
inclination against the wind. 

Per gross. 

1 oz., \ gross in pkg., 

long sticks $5 00 

2 oz., .} gross in pkg., 

long sticks 7 50 

3 oz., \ gross in pkg., 

long sticks 33 00 

4 oz., 2 dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... 21 00 

oz., 1 dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... 31 50 
2 lb., 1 dozen in pkg., 
long or short sticks... 54 00 

Per doz. 

1 lb., 1 dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... $7 00 

2 lb., .] dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... 12 00 

3 lb., .] dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... 18 00 

4 lb., \ dozen in pkg., 

long or short sticks... 25 00 
N. B. — "When ordering rock- 
ets please state whether you 
want short or long stick rock- 
ets. 



NEW COLORED EXHIBITION SKY ROCKETS. 



J lb., 1 doz. 

1 " 1 " 

2 " i " 



Large sizes, each Rocket containing extra fine colored stars 
Per doz. 



in pkg., with colored stars, $7 00 

" " 14 00 

" " <■ 20 00 



Per doz. 

3 tb., $ doz. in pkg., with colored stars, $36 00 

4 " \ " " " " 60 00 
6 " J " " " " 80 00 



These 
explode wi 
crowd, 



SCREAMER ROCKETS. 

Kockets ascend with a loud screaming noise, when they reach the highest altitude 
th a heavy report. They are largely used at public and political meetings to draw a 




2 pounders, J dozen in box $30 00 per dozen. 



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PRISMATIC 
DRAGON ROCKETS. 

At an Altitude of fax 

:i owjirm of magic dragon-like 
•-. with vermilion lined bodies, chang- 
ing and interchanging in their winding 
. till they faintly fade away in the 

dltta 

Per dozeu. 

3 Ibe*, 1 down in box V45 *H> 

4 " I 80 00 

COLORED CORNU- 
COPIA ROCKETS. 

This rocket, on reaching its altitude, re- 
leases a mammoth showerof brilliant Rubies, 
fallowed in quick mutvwion by a second and 
third burst releasing Sapphire and Knierald 
Meteors and Duration Stars. 

Per dozen. 
4 lbs., J doz. in box $80 00 

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CASCADE ROCKETS. 

Amid the clouds they display :i broad 
swelling spread of liquid gold, in streamers 
of glittering radiance with feathery edges, 
gradually spreading and dissolving into ;< 
cloud of sparkling mist lasting a long time. 

Per it"' 
3 lbs.. 1 dozen in box m 

; ■■ ; - " so 00 



COLORED JEWELED 
STREAMER ROCKETS. 

Displaying a great golden burst of a large 
number of Streamers of brilliant tires, each 
terminating with a shell burst of Variegated 
.Jeweled Stars. One of the most beautiful 
combinations in pyrotechny. 

Per dozen. 

4 lbs., | do?., in box $80 00 

6 " !. " " 110 00 



COLORED SHOOTING STAR ROCKETS. 

( >n reaching the proper height the rockets release several showers of golden scintillations, 
from which many shooting st:irs of all the colors of the rainbow are continuously discharging 
in every direction, producing a novel and beautiful effect. 



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1 His.. I dozen in box. 
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Per dozen. 
. $80 00 
. 110 00 



PRIZE 
COMETIC ROCKETS. 

These rockets ascend to a great height. 
and discharge a single star of large size and 
brilliancy, which changes color several times 
while floating slowly away, then suddejly 
resolves itself into a revolving wheel of bril- 
liant fire, and other beautiful effects, ending 
with a burst of tinted meteors. 

Per dozen. 
8 lbs., ,': dozen in box $130 00 



TELESCOPE RE- 
PEATING ROCKETS. 

These ascend to a great height, and then 
release four more rockets, bursting in mid- 
heaven, disclosing clusters of colored stare. 

Per dozeu. 
6 lbs., J dozen in box $110 00 



CALLIOPE ROCKETS. 



After an explosion they fill the air with loud screeching whistles, that can be heard a great 
distance. A wonderful novelty for day or night use. 

Per dozen. 
3 lbs., I dozen in box $45 00 



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PARACHUTE ROCKETS. 

Discharging, at great height, Floating Stars of great calibre, sus- 
pended from Parachutes. They float a long distance, and change 
color several^times before disappearing. 

Per dozen. 

2 lbs., " Silver Star,'' 1 dozen in box $20 00 

;.; (i "Twinkling" Star, \ dozen in box 45 00 

4 " "Triple Asteroid," ) dozen in box 80 00 

b' " "Seven Star Pleiades,'' }■, dozen in box 100 00 



CANNON ROCKETS. 

-3 These rockets, when they reach the highest altitude, explode with 
:i very heavy report, equal to a Cannon ; they are used for salutes, and 
at political meetings. 

Per dozen. 

1 lbs., 1 dozen in box $30 00 

3 '• ■'. " " 45 00 



DIAMOND CHAIN ROCKETS. 



These rockets, on reaching their height, produce links of diamond chains, changing colors, 
which continue descending, and finally disappear in the distance, with bursts of colored meteors 
and showers of gold. 




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Per dozen. 
8 lbs., ,'» dozen in box 1S130 00 

WILlvOW TREE ROCKETS. 

Throwing out at a great height a mass of brilliant tire, taking the shape of a willow tree, 
with its long, hanging branches, which spread, and finally reach the ground. 



4 lbs., ) dozen in box. 



Per dozen. 
... $80 00 
.... 110 00 



ELECTRIC 
SHOWER ROCKETS. 

Bursting in mid-heaven, they form an 
Aurora Borealis-like shower of electric jew- 
els of emerald and sapphire tints, falling 
slowly to the earth. The latest and grandest 
discovery in the art. 

Per dozen. 

4 lbs., ) dozen in box §80 00 

t> » ' " " 110 00 



PEACOCK 
PLUMES ROCKETS. 

Rising like an Eiffel Tower of fire to an 
immense height, with a grand explosion 
they form a gorgeous veil of feathery plumes, 
reaching nearly to the ground, embellished 
with topaz and emerald comets intertwining 
in their flight, presenting beautiful figures 
and combinations of colors, ending with 
salutes. 

Per dozen. 
S lbs., A dozen in box $130 00 



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FESTOON ROCKETS. 

ich an immense height, forming a beautiful restoon of changing ooloi 

■ 11 in ■ box. >1 (0 I"' 

ihirslseaar* larger and rtylea entirely different from Eastern work. Established in ISflU 
ihvt ti reworks are manufactured by us in Sun FmncteoOj and guaranteed lo oontain more 
material and of better quality than any other in the United States, and nol dau- 
f'm s|MintaneoUfl combustion. 

COLORED ROMAN CANDLES. 

candle contains assorted colored stars. Fire from the hand, holding citndle below 
the middle witli lower villi exposed. 

Per gross 

_ > _ 1 star, 1 jjruss in a package $1 '_'■"> 

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3 ■' 1 " " -1 00 

4 " I " " 50 

,-- - ii ■■ 1 dozen " 12 00 

|SJL Bff 8 " ' " " 15 50 

M»---. ii " large, 1 dozen in a package 1<> O0 

8 " "1 " " 20 50 

10 " '• 1 '• " 32 00 

12 " '■ 1 " " 42 no 

~ " 15 " " 1 " " ".4 UO 

20 " " 1 " " SO 00 

EXTRA LARGE COLORED 
EXHIBITION CANDLES. 

( 'undies extra size, and every star of extra tine colon — 

red, white, blue and green. 

Per dozen. 

6 star, 1 dozen in package $2 50 

8 " 1 " " :: 25 

10 " 1 " " 4 00 

W 12 " 1 " " •"> 50 

15 " 1 " " 7 50 

ELECTRIC SPREADER CANDLES. 

[Mich stHr fills the air with beautiful electric-colored scintillations, spreading in every 
direction. They make one of the most effective displays known to the art. 

Per dozen. 

4 spreader stars, .1 dozen in package $2 75 

>'. •■ " J " " :: 50 

8 " "J " " 5 50 

CHINESE MUSICAL CANDLES. 

Amid :t display of scintillating Jires, they project through the air shrill-sounding Chinese 
musical tones — very curious and amusing, just the thing for parades, displays, etc. 

Foi* Day or Nigflit Use. 

lx-v dozen. 
8 notes, \ dozen in package $10 00 

Directions. — Stick sharp end in the ground, light fuse, and retire a short distance. 




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CALIFORNIA TRICOLORED UNION CANDLES. 

Emitting balls, which, while in the air, divide in three brilliant stars, colored red, white 
and blue. These candles are made extra large, and are well-known to the trade to be the most 
perfect working Union candles. Fire same as Roman candles. 

Per dozen. 

4 ball, displaying 12 colored stars, 1 dozen in package $5 00 

6 " " 18 " 1 " " 6 75 

8 " " 24 " 1 " " 8 00 

GOLDEN SHOWER CANDLES. 

Containing beautiful golden scintillating balls witb trails of brilliant fire. 

Per dozen. 
4 ball, 1 dozen in each package $3 50 

6 " I " " " 4 75 

8 " >■ " " " 7 00 

COLORED TRIPLET CANDLES. 

Exhibit, a variegated shower of stars, which form in displays the National colors, similar 
to a large fountain. Especially adapted for flambeau clubs, parades, private displays, etc. 

Per dozen. 
No. 8. 24 balls, packed J dozen in package $6 50 

COLORED TORCHES. 

With handles. They burn from 5 to 10 minutes, making a magnificent colored illumina- 
tion suitable for flambeau clubs, political parades, lawn illuminations, etc. 

Per dozen. 

Large size, red or green, 3 doz. in a package $5 00 

Mammoth size, red and green, 1 doz. in a package 10 00 

Double mammoth size, red and green, ■] doz. in package 24 00 

CHINESE SPRAYS. 

Display a broad stream of Chinese gold and silver spangles, very handsome, and may be 
safely handled and fired by ladies and children. 

Per gross. 

No. 1, 3 dozen in package $20 00 

Directions. — Hold in the hand and light the fuse. 

ELECTRIC FLOWERS. 

Display a brilliant stream of gold and silver spangles, intermingled and bordered with 
emerald and electric spray. 

Per dozen. 

With bandies, one dozen in package $4 50 

Directions. — Hold in the hand and light the fuse. 

MOUNT VESUVIUS. 

One of the cheapest and finest articles of fireworks ever produced, displaying a beautiful 
fountain of diamond sparks, combined with eruptions of carmine, azure, emerald and orange 

miniature meteors. 

Per dozen . 

Colored, I dozen in package *<> 50 

Directions. — Insert the wooden point in the ground and light the fuse. 

"We "will not ship Fire-works unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 






SERPENTS OR NIGGER CHASERS. 

POI KTOH. 

I dint | fa 60 

I 50 



BRILLIANT FLOWER POTS. 

They thm* oat stnauns of beautiful spur fire and spangles, and present the appearance of 
■ in of brilliant tiro. They are harmless, and can be m«*'<1 by ladies and children. 

Par gross. 

4 inch. I dotea in a package $9 76 

I - - 15 75 

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1 ■• • with handle 21 50 

COLORED FIRES. 

K»il, white, gold. Woe and green in J, \ and 1 pound cans. One color in each can. 

Per pound ^ 00 

red tire>con:-Ut of a dry powder, which should be poured from the can into a metallic 
tli-h it on a Bat, dry stone, and spread in a train and lighted at the end. 

5|ttcia] indoor colored lires. containing no sulphur, for tableaux and indoor use, each can 
stamped with the word tableaux on label in |, 1 or 1 pound cans. One color in each can. 

Per pound : $2 50 

Tableaux tires, put up in paper tubes, 1 dozen tubes in box Per box, $1 50 

PARADE FIRES. 

In paper case, ready to light ; burns very slowly for fully five minutes with brilliant illu- 

ttiDg effect; very effective in parades or any out-door illumination. 

Per dozen cases. 

Red, 1 lb. in each case $20 00 

(ireen " a 25 00 

Showers for theatrical use made to order in three sizes — small, medium and large — quick 
match, covered and uncovered, supplied. 

BENGAL LIGHTS. 

These have heavily charged cases of illuminating tire, and are 
used out-of-doors. As they are slow burning, they produce for a 
long time a brilliant and dazzling illumination of all surrounding 

objects. 

Per dozen 

{ lb., I doz. in pkg., 3 colors in each piece %h 00 

\ » \ " « 3 " " " 7 50 

1 " I " " 3 " " " 12 00 

Directions. — Bengal lights should be placed on open ground 
or on an elevated position. Light the fuse. 



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MARINE SIGNALS. 

Signal lights wkh handles. 

Signal rockets, extra heavy. 

Signal shotgun shells for sealers' use. 

< 'ombi nation torches and rockets made as required in any colors. 



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PIN WHEELS. 

Per gross. 

Small, ■, gross in n package $2 00 

Medium, .', " " 3 00 

Large, .1 " " " 4 00 

Extra,.] " " 6 60 

Directions. — These are small toy fireworks wheels, which 
can be fired by fastening to post with large pin through the 
center of the wheel, or by fastening to the end of a stick held 
in the hand. 

CATHARINE WHEELS. 

We pack our Catharine Wheels in strong straw board 
boxes, and they are the best small wheel made, being brilliant u 

in color and perfect in action. , \\ 

Per gross. 
Extra large, \ gross in a box $14 00 

Directions. — Catharine Wheels can be fired same as di- ^5sBBL=~ 

rections for Pin Wheels, or suspended at the end of a string. "" ■ ~ " — 

See illustrations. 

BLUE LIGHTS. 

Large, ■! gross in a package 

Extra huge, ■_. gross in a package 

Directions. — Klue lights should beheld in the hand at a slight incline. Light at ■ 




Per gross. 
..,.8U 50 




COLORED TRIANGLE WHEELS. 

These wheels have cases of brilliant fires which throw out ii. 
their revolutions circles of beautiful and dazzling spangles, very 
showy and effective. The colored pots form additional inside rings 

of variegated colors. 

l'er gross. 
■'. oz., 3 dozen package $10 00 

1 " 1 " " 17 00 

2 " 1 " " 24 00 

3 " 1 " " 38 00 

l'er dozen. 

:] lb., I dozen package, colored pots i»6 00 

.] " I " " " " 8 75 

Triangle Wheel. 1" i " " " " 13 50 

COLORED ROSETTE WHEELS. 

These ai - e wheels of four changes, exhibiting a brilliant outer jS^PJ 'iijR jh 
ring encircling an inside ring of red or green illuminating fire, 
making a lasting and beautiful effect. ^K!K !lli 

Per dozen. 
Extra heavy, ,' dozen in package $20 00 

COLORED CHINA FLYERS. 

These are contra-revolving pieces, with pots of tires in varie- 
gated colors, forming beautiful scintillating fire wheels, having 
center circles of different colored rings. Rosette. 

Per dozen. 

Large, with colored pot, ' dozen in package $8 00 

Extra, " " I " ' " 13 50 

Directions. — Triangle and Rosette Wheels and China Flyers should be securely fastened 
through the center block with the round nail accompanying each, to a smooth, upright po>t 
taking care that its motion is free and regular in running before lighting it. 




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COLORED VERTICAL WHEELS. 

wheel* mnde of neav) revolving oases of 
and lirillianl fire, nntl with variegated colored centra) rinj 
fanning iu:mv changes and beautiful effecta in their revolutions. 
Spindle attached for Bring. 

lllrtlll- I'tl fll 

dox, in pkg $7 25 

■ with colored [n>t 1"» 00 

red " *J1 60 

M " | " " red and green pots 28 00 

■• 31 

Colored Vertical Wheel 

COLORED DOUBLE TRIANGLE WHEELS. 

Thc^e are the lineal wheels made, being composed of six cases 
ofbrillianl fire; each one. after tiring, changing in the form and 
appearance nf its km nt Hint ions, and exhibiting at the same time 
ilored center rings, changing to the most beautiful 
colors known to t lie pyrotechnic art. A strong spindle accom- 
panies each wheel. Very simple to fire, and makes a beautiful 

nnd pleasing exhibit. 

Per dozen. 
jingle $48 00 

tionM. — For vertical :ind double triangle wheels, fasten 
with the spindle attached t«- u smooth upright post, at about ten 
feel from the ground. See thai the wheel is well secured, antl 
that it revolves freely ami regularly before firing. 




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TRUMPET WHEELS. 




These wheels, composed of brilliant Chinese and 
jesmine spray, fires, revolving around variegated col- 
ored center rings, emit loud musical tones of varying 
notes, causing both wonder ;nd delight. 

Per dozen. 

12 inch, I dozen in package $40 00 

16 " single " 60 00 

Directions, — Fire same as vertical wheel. 

COLORED GEYSERS. 

These are revolving rockets, which, in their rotary 
flight, resemble a wheel of brilliant fire ascending in 
the air. 

Per dozen. 

Small, packed ] dozen in package J>8 ^i 1 

Large " ] " " 17 75 

DirertioTia. — Select a smooth surface on the ground 
or the top of a barrel head ; lay the piece on the place 
selected with a cross-stick underneath, light at the fuse, 
and they will ascend with a rotary motion. 

PRISMATIC WHIRLWINDS. 

Form an immense revolving column of brilliant 
fires, ascending high in the air, emitting showers of 
golden spray, terminating in a crown of variegated 
colored stars of every hue. 

Per dozen. 
Exhibition size, packed single $50 00 

Directions. — Place on a smooth surface in the open 
air, light the fuse and withdraw to n convenient 
distance. 



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COLORED AEROLITES. 

These begin with an illumination of changing col- 
ors, mutating to a shower of fountain-like fire, tli en- 
discharge high in the air a blazing aerolite, which 
finally disappears from sight with a loud explosion. 

Per dozen. 
Aerolites, packed single $24 00 

COLORED 
FLORAL FOUNTAINS. 

These are a novel and beautiful representation in floral 
fire of a fountain throwing upward and outward liquid drops 
of spangles and spray tire, which resembles a large fountain- 
in action. One of the most beautiful effects in pyrotechny. 

Per dozen- 
Floral Fountains, packed singly $36 00 

COLORED 
PRISMATIC FOUNTAINS. 

We can recommend them as very beautiful. They make 
a fountain of colored tire drops, intermingling and shooting 
through each other with kaleidoscopic effect. 

Per dozen. 
Prismatic Fountains, packed single $36 00' 

Directions. — For Aerolites, Floral and Prismatic Foun- 
tains: Push the sharp end of the wooden base in the ground,, 
so as to firmly hold the Fountain in a perpendicular position. 
Select a place on the lawn where it i^ free above from trees- 
or other obstructions, and light the fuse at the top end, as in 
the illustration. 



BATTERIES OF COLORED 
STARS. 

They discharge continuously and in large quanti- 
ties colored stars, filling the air with showers of gold, 
silver, bine, green and crimson drops. Very beautiful 
and exciting. Largely used in political and private 
displays. Perfectly safe and easy to fire. 

Per dozen. 

Small, packed single $40 00 

Large, " 60 00 

Ex. large, " 80 00 

Directions. — For saucissons, mines and batteries, 
fire from level ground, or at an elevation upon some 
secure foundation. Place upright on its base and fire 
the fuse, as in the illustration. 




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COLORED STAR AND SERPENT MINES. 

nibstantial tulie cases, with wooden base, nnd 
charged with Colored suns of every hue, or. with Serpent*, 
which in the final discharge •■ire thrown up tod scattered 
high in the air, similar loa Volcano in its action. The; are 
among the iii-tst effective x< ods made for public or private 
displays. 

Pi i D. 

Nn. 1. ! ili'/.. in package KM mi 

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Per i 

No, S, 1 ili./.. in package 

t. single with Stars..... 4 7"> 

" 5, ■' 7 :.o 

». Gyrating Serpent Mines, huge 19 oo 

■ 7. Colored Meteor Mini's, extra large... -J* no 
8, Mint's, Feu do Jole. 

These goods emit a marvelous combination ..I pyrotechnic 

effects, exploding with heavy report. 

Each. 

N... B, -ingle s:; :.u 

■ t i ) No. 9, Electric Shower Mines, open with a bril- 

j? 1 if -.1 liant shower of scintillating fires. In the final discharge dis- 

' Y plays "ili.' of the finest effects known— a shower with green 

"i 8*"**"^ '—' centers, emitting electric sparks. 

^^0*^ Xo.n, single $5 00 

No. 1". Whistling Jack of Calliope Mines. These emit gyrating, whistling 
figures, making one of the most pleasing and novel displays known, never failing to please the 
most critical audience. 
No. 10, single *7 50 




SAPPHIRE SHOWERS. 

beginning with a colored illumination, changing to a spray fountain with occasional bursts 

of sapphires, which, as they fall, throw offbeautiful electric scintillation?. 

Per dozen. 

Extra large, packed single $34 00 

FIERY CONTORTIONISTS. 

This beautiful pyrotechnic effect represents a spur lire fountain, which changes to myriads 

of fiery contortionists, twisting, squirming in mid-air, putting themselves into various shapes; 

very amusing and exciting. 

Kach. 

Exhibition size, single $•"><• 00 



INDIAN JUGGI/ERY. 

Starts with a beautiful crimson illumination lasting some time. Finally, with a loud 
explosion, projects nig!- into the air a piece of mechanism, which, after a series of contortions, 

disappears from view with a loud report. 

Per dozen . 
Extra large, packed single $40 00 



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JEWELED JETS. 

These novelties fill the air with streams of golden scintillations, combined with a fine shower 
of sparkling jeweled sparks, making a beautiful and lasting display. 

Per dozen. 

"With handles, one dozen in package $5 00 

Directions. — Hold in the hand in a clear space and light the fuse. 

COLORED SAUCISSONS. 

These are similar to large-sized mines, which first throw 
out a shower of lire, with intermediate stars of variegated col- 
ored fires, finally exploding with a heavy report, and dis- 
charging high in the air a mass of fiery dragons, hissing and 
squirming in every direction, with trails of brilliant fire, ex- 
ploding with loud reports. 

Pei frozen. 

Small, packed single $30 Oil 

Large " " 40 00 

Extra large ' 60 0(1 

BOMBETTE FOUNTAIN. 

A masked fountain of specialties in bombshell effects 
arranged to fire simultaneously, producing many bouquets of 
all the latest tints. 
Exhibition size, each... $50 00 

GOLDEN FOUNTAINS. 

Throw a steady stream of golden trails, with a magnificent 

meteor at the head,, resembling a flight of sky rockets with 

_ , . _ . Japanese effects. 

Colored Saucissons. 

Exhibition size, each $36 00 

ELECTRIC FOUNTAINS. 

Sending forth a continuous stream of beautiful electric stars, scintillating in green and 
azure tints, the whole producing one of the most beautiful showers of electrical effects ever 
witnessed. 
Exhibi tion size, each $3(> 00 

WHISTLING FOUNTAINS. 

A continuous stream of gyrating musical figures, emitting calliope or musical tones. Very 
curious, exciting and amusing. Can be used for day display as well as at night. No one should 
fail to include these in their selections. 
Exhibition size, each #4s 00 

UNION FOUNTAINS. 

Throw three distinct streams of red, white and blue stars, making a fan-shape fountain 
representing our national colors. 

Kaeh. 

No. 1. large size $24 00 

" 2, extra " 36 00 

" 3, special" -IS 00 

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DRAGON NESTS. 

ling- and startling article in fireworks, simple to fire 

iod beautiful in dwplny, ( 'boimenccs with dfacHarges of electric eta w, eneh star 

i Nting end making n number of smaller stars or flashes. There 

tower of brilliant colored fires eight to ten fieet high. Asm final, a 

era no* outbarst of himing, fiery dragons take place; they lill the air with loud] 

hissing noises and leave trails of brilliant fire behind them as they -I i 

through the air. 



Large 

Extra large . 



dozen 
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DEVIL AMONG THE TAILORS. 

The most imtlfliiig artiele ever offered in our line, making more display for the money th:ui 
any article yet made. It is to be placed on the ground to tire, and opens with an illumination 
in colon) followed by a rich stream of brilliant tire; next shows a fountain of reporting electric 
■■tars, and terminate!) with a burst of fiery dragons thrown to a height of 50 to 60 feet, and ex- 
piring there with loud reports. 

Per dozen. 

Large S24 0(1 

Kxtra -12 HO 



ELECTRIC VOXCANOS. 

Novel and salable, variegated colors. A beautiful display, entirely different from any 
article hitherto made. It opens with an illumation of red, followed by a stream of scintillating 
tire ami colored stars, and terminates with a burst of green electric stars of great brilliancy, and 
startling effect. 

The extra large size is of marvelous beauty, emitting large globes of electric fires, scintil- 
lating and ejecting thousands of colored sparks, looking like so many jets of sparkling water. 

Pet dozen. 
Extra large, ' dozen in paper package $18 00 

SURPRISE BOXES. 

Beginning with a prismatic colored brilliant shower of fires, forming a beautiful fountain, 
they suddenly explode with a loud' report, filling the air with fiery-tailed salutes, startling and 
very effective. 

Per dozen. 

Large, packed single $40 00 

Extra large, " (10 00 

Directions. — Place on the ground in opi'ii space, light the fuse, withdraw to a convenient 
distance and be amused. 



We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City 
References accompany each order. 



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COLORED FRYING PIGEONS. 

These pyrotechnic curiosities fly a 
distance through the air of 100 to 300 
feet, and return back to the starting 
point. The largest size also rapidly 
revolves while flying through the air. 

Per dozen. 
Medium, packed ] dozen in a 

package $12 00 

Large, packed \- dozen in a 

package 20 00 

Extra large, Revolving Comets, Each. 

packed single $5 00 

Directions. — Fasten the ends of a piece of heavy twine or light wire between two trees or 
posts, 10 to 12 feet from the ground. Place the wire through the center of pigeon ; fuse end 
near the starting point. 




JAPANESE NIGHT BOMBSHELLS. 

Half a dozen shells are packed with one mortar in a neat wooden box, with full directions 
for tiring. * 

.Stand the mortar on solid ground, suspend the shell by the long fuse, and lower it into the 
mortar, light the projecting end of fuse. 

There are six varieties in each box as follows: Revolving Cascade Shells, Surprise Bou- 
quets, Shooting Star, Magic Serpent, Golden Cloud and Willow Tree. 

9 inch, packed J, dozen shells in a box per box, $30 00 



REPORTING BOMBSHELL SALUTES. 

Put up six in a box with mortar and full directions how to fire. Are fired from mortars, 
ascend 500 to COO feet into the air and explode at that height with a report that can be heard 
for miles. Used for signals, salutes, celebrations, political meetings, etc. Take the place of can- 
non, are more effective and cost is less. 

Extra large (equal in report to 18 pound cannon) per box, $36 00 



DETONATING CANNON SALUTES. 

With extra heavy report, much superior to a cannon. For salutes, Fourth of July and 
campaign use. They are ignited by 15 second slow fuse. Care must be taken not to explode 
them n«ar any person or glass windows. Directions on every Salute. 

Per dozen. 

Six pounders $20 00 

Twelve pounders 36 00 



We ■will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City References 
accompany each order. 



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Colored Flonl Bombshei 



COLORED 
FLORAL BOMBSHELLS. 

The>o Floral Bombshells show in burning .-ill the choice 
known to the art, consisting of crimson, gold, red, and variegated 
■tan of all shades. They project a bombshell in the air to an 
elevation of several hundred feet, which then explodes and throws 
ont stars ot" every hue. mingled with showers of golden rain. 

Per dose u 

No. 1, Small parked single $30 or 

'■ 2, Milium, " 45 "I* 

'• :;. Large " 60 00 

" 4. Ex. large " 75 00 

[ions.— Mines and floral bombshells are placed upright 
on their hase, and tired from level ground or upon some raised 
and solid support, taking care to select a place which is clear of 
i "ther obstructions above. Light the fust,- of the project- 

ing candles as in the illustration. 



"NIGHT" BOMBSHELLS. 

These shells are the grandest produc- 
tion of the pyrotechnic art. They show 
every known color and all the beautiful 
combinations of colors, besides streamers, 
shooting stars, meteors, comets, duration 
stars, serpents, gold rain, trailed stars, 
whirligigs, parachutes, mammoth spread- 
The perfection which this branch of pyro- 
has attained by years of experiment, by 
both native and foreign chemists in our employ, 
has had the effect of revolutionizing the style of large displays, 
making it possible with them and with the addition of our 
other aerial fireworks to produce the grandest exhibitions 
without the use of any set pieces whatever, each shell being 
superior to a set piece. 

Per dozen. 
Night shells, 9 inches in circumference, packed half- 
dozen (shells), with mortar in a wood box.., 



ers, etc. 
technics 




We loan mortars with 
In all cases mortars must 
an additional charge. 



$50 0<» 
Each. 
7 00 
10 00 
16 00 
25 00 

These shells are of peculiar construction, and contain more 
material than any other kinds, therefore make greater display. 

shells 12 to 24 inches in circumference, and require a deposit on same, 
be promptly returned. Where it is desired we furnish men to fire, at 



Night shells, 12 inches in circumference.. 
15 " 
" 18 " " 

" 24 " " 



We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City References 
accompany each order. 



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FLIGHTS OF BOMBSHELLS. 

Arranged to lire simultaneously, producing one of the most beautiful ellects knowu to pyro- 
techny. A series of bouquets burst in mid-air, showing all the latest novelties and colored tints 
known to the art. An exhibition given publicly is almost incomplete without one. 

Each chest. 

No. 1, client "I 12, assorted eflects $100 00 

" 2, " 24, " 200 00 

" i, " iS, " 400 00 

These chests of mortars must be promptly returned after using, as we only loan tliein; they 
are valuable. 

AERIAL BOUQUETS, OR FLIGHT OF 
ROCKFTS. 

These consist of a large quantity of rockets grouped together in a 
tall wooden case, and prepared to fly together in a mass at one lime, 
unfolding high in the air a beautiful pyrotechnic bouquet, sparkling 
with the richest colored gems. 

Each. emi,, 

fs $20 00 No. 3, variegated colors ¥40 00 

" 30 00 I " 4, " " .-,0 mi 

Directions. — The box is set nearly perpendicular on the ground, well braced and pointed 
away from the spectators; the top end opened and fuse then lighted. 




Xo. 1, variegated coin 




Ruby Lights. 



RUBY LIGHTS. 

The illuminating power is very great, with brilliant 
colors; especially adapted for children, being cheap and 
harmless, with handles. 

Per gross. 

No. 2. 1 gross in box $i3 50 

No. 3. 1 " " 5 00 

Xo. 4. 1 " " 9 00 

MINIATURE BATTERIES. 

These are new and beautiful. Fine counter goods> 
and very salable on account of the size and beautiful ap- 
pearance. Displaying an eruption of stars. 

Per gross. 

Xo. ]. 3 dozen in a package." $5 00 

No. 2. 1 " " l'2 00 



SNAKES IN THE GRASS. 

This when burning produces a large bunch of grass. You can see it grow, from which a 
large serpent emerges and crawls a long distance — a realistic scene and very amusing; can be 
used in the parlor. 
Packed \ dozen in a box, extra large size. Price per 2 doz. boxes, or gross of nests $20 00 

YELLOW JACKETS. 

The greatest and best selling novelty. True to its name, it represents a swarm of angry 
yellow jackets. 
Per gross $4 00 

WHISTLING BOMBS. 

One of the latest novelties. It whistles like a steam whistle, ending with a report. 
1 dozen in a package, per gross $23 00 

BEE HIVES. 

One of the best selling novelties ever introduced. 

Small, per gross $11 00 

Large " 22 no 

PHARAOH'S SERPENTS' EGGS. 

These are small eggs or cones, which, wheu placed on end and lighted, evolve a long, 
serpent-like ash — a really curious and amusing chemical effect. 
Packed 1 dozen eggs in a wood box, per gross boxes $12 00 



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GARDEN EXHIBITION PIECES. 

Ni»Ti> k — All oar Exhibition Pieces are provided with a 
hanger and directions boa to fire. 

The hanger facilitates putting up the pieces at short no- 
tice or laktiic them down quickly in case it becomes net • 
on account of lain, or for any other reason. 

ILLUMINATED BATTERIES. 

These are composed of brilliant illuminating tires, light- 
ing up all surrounding objects, and in the center and com- 
municating with the Bame is :i heavy volcano or battery, 
which in its final discharge, with heavy explosion throw- up 
and scatters high in the air myriads of stars Of ;i!l colors, cUs- 
ig into slowly descending golden rain. 
ed Illuminated Batteries, each 1 

DIAMOND STAR. 

This piece is composed of a revolving Saxon in the tenter, 
forming a wheel with colored illumination, which suddenly 
changes and turns in the opposite direction, the whole sur- 
rounded by discharges of brilliant sun fire, and ending with 
heavy explosions. 
Colored Diamond Star.-, each $6 00 

CHAPLET OF ROSES. 

This consists of a circular base or rapidly revolving spur 
tires and brilliant spangles, with center of a crimson illumina- 
ting ring, surmounted by a plumed chaplet or bouquet of 
variegated flowers, intermingled with emerald and sapphire 
spray. 
Colored Chaplet of Roses, each $6 00 

SII/VBR GLORY. 

This forms wide-spreading arms shooting out streams of 
brilliant fire in six different directions, having a center of re- 
volving fire, with colored pot defeu also in its center. The 
revolving wheel rapidly changes and turns in the opposite 
direction, meanwhile the circumference radiates in a wide 
extent of fire scintillations, and finally ending with loud 
reports. , 
Colored Silver Glory, each $8 00 

CHINESE FAN. 

This shows a revolving wheel at its base, of many changes 
of brilliant fire, and a center of variegated illumination, mu- 
tating to an Oriental fan of peacock feathers, bordered by a 
fringe of colored stars, commingled with showers of electric 
scintillations, forming a charming fan of fiery spray. 
Colored Chinese Fans, each $7 00 

GALLOPADE 

This piece consists of a long arm which turns on its center 
with lightning rapidity, driving with great force wide spread- 
ing bursts and trails of brilliant sun fire, forming a great circle 
of dazzling effect. Within this circle of fire revolve in contra- 
directions two Saxon wheels with illuminated centers of 
variegated colors, and charged with spur fires, the whole 
forming varied and fantastic shapes. A very exciting and 
pleasing piece. 
Colored Uallopades, each #9 00 




Gallopade. 



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Colored Polka Battery. 



COLORED 
POLKA BATTERY. 

Composed of a combination of wheels 
and heavy battery cases, forming waltz- 
like circles of brilliant fires, with varie- 
gated illuminated centers, and separated 
and flanked by fountains of stars and 
streamers of every hue, amid a halo of 
electric ravs. 

Each. 
Colored polka battery ss 00 



CORORED MONITOR BATTERY. 

These open with discharge of a heavy battery of colored stars 
and streamers, liring with great rapidity and countless numbers, 
filling the air to a height of 200 feet, and brilliantly illuminating 
all surrounding objects in their ascension, finally ending with a 
grand explosion of mines. 

Each. 
Monitor Battery $9 00 

FLOWERING ALOE. 

This represents a fire tree in variegated stars, intermingled 
with showers of sun fire, filling the air above and around to an 
immense height with colored streamers and scintillating spur 
fires, forming jeweled flowers. 

Each. 
Colored Flowering Aloes $10 00 

SHOWER OF PEARLS. 

Consists of a massed battery of colored meteor cases, tilling 
the air with variegated stars, while on either side are cascades of 
brilliant Chinese spur fires, falling like golden pearls. 

Each. 
Colored Shower of Pearls..... i?ll 00 

A2JTEC FOUNTAINS. 

This represents an elabprate fountain in effect of a massed 
battery of candles, shooting stars of every hue; while below and 
in the center is a revolving Saxon flyer, forming, in its rapid 
turning, a fiery wheel of brilliant effect, the whole flanked on 
each side by showers of sun fires and scintillating spur fires, end- 
ing with salute. 

Bach. 
Colored Aztec Fountains .$ 1 1 00 

PYRIC CASCADE. 

A combination of a large fountain battery of variegated col- 
ored meteors and brilliant Chinese sun cases, forming a towering 
cascade of pyric fires, intermingled with prismatic colors. 

Each. 
Colored Pyric Cascades $10 00 

ILLUMINATED STAR WHEEL. 

This consists of a large wheel, bearing on its arms a beautiful 
star of lance fires in crimson and green, which, in revolving, 
blend together in beautiful and harmonious colors in the center, 
while the changing spur fires form a sun of glory in extended 
illuminating rings of a large size. 

Each. 
Colored Illuminated Star Wheel $11 00 

MEXICAN JETS. 

This represents jets and showers of variegated colored stars 
and scintillations of spur fire, beautifully blending together, and 
shooting upwards to an altitude of fifty feet. Very beautiful. 

Each . 
•■ -olored Mexican Jets §11 0(1 




Artec Fountain. 




Mexican Jets. 



fRAni Pan i: List. 



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SPARKLING CAPRICE. 

I beautiful pieces nude. Consisting <>i" a long piece on a 

block, and driving with . In rnpid revolutions a large wheel of brilliant sun 

i'-r :i Saxon wheel revolving on its own :i\i--, with center i»r variegated rings, 

Tin- whole .11 it- moat rapid revolution suddenly reverses and turns in n contra-direction, Large 

..n-l brilliant, 

Each, 
I Sparkling Caprice $10 00 



EGYPTIAN CIRCLETS. 

Two brilliant wheels with prismatic colored centers, rapidly 
revolving in opposite directions, set at angles with sun jets of 
golden scintillations, which, mingling « ith the wheel sprav, 
forms :i scene of gorgeous beauty. 

* Inlored Egyptian < 'i relets $1 I 00 

PHANTOM CIRCLES. 

These are curious and wonderful ring effects in fire. The 
center being a revolving upright ring in colored lance tires, 
forming a globe, inside of which, and revolving in a different 
direction, is a colored Saxon wheel. This is supplemented above 
and below by variegated colored Hyers, rapidly revolving and 
forming cascade wheels, each turning in contra-direction. form- 
iitiful concentric circles. Size 3 feet before firing. 

Each. 
Colored Phantom Circles $20 do 




Phantom Circle. 



PUBLIC EXHIBITION PIECES. 

Comprising a variety of new and beautiful designs for public and private displays. All 
pieces packed in small compass, convenient for shipping to any part of the country. Instructions 
for firing accompany each piece. Our expert will accompany and fire large Public Exhibitions. 
Special designs of any description made to order and forwarded at very short notice. 

In Ordering, Plen.se give Xame and Kumber. 
FANCY DESIGNS. 



58 
69 
60 
til 
62 



Same. Price each 

Spuyten Tuyvil $30 00 

Sparkling Waterfall 20 00 

Shield of Iris 80 00 

Polka Redowa 30 00 

Chinese Brilliant 34 00 

Tree of Liberty 34 00 

Sunburst 50 00 

Peruvian Glory 50 00 

Elfin Waltz....' 58 00 

Aurora Borealis 48 00 

Casket of Jewels Si 00 

Magic Wheel 62 00 

* " Ex. Large 108 00 

Egyptian Pyramid 78 00 



No. Name. Price each 

64 *Egyption Pyramid Ex. Large 166 00 

65 *Double Diamond 00 00 

66 Revolving Star 86 00 

67 * " Ex. Large 150 00 

68 Italian Rosette 108 00 

69 * " Ex. Large 190 00 

7H Mosaic Diamond 04 00 

71 * " Ex. Large 120 00 

72 Peacock's Tail lis on 

73 * " Ex. Large 172 00 

74 Jeweled Sprays 90 0(1 

75 * " Ex. Large 142 00 

76 Saxon Pyramid 70 00 

77 * " Ex. Large 150 mi 



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PUBLIC EXHIBITION PIECES— Continued. 



No. Name. Price each. 

78 Cluster of Diamonds 96 00 

79 " Ex. Large 170 00 

SO * " Double Ex. Large... 265 00 

81 Revolving Pyramids 170 00 

82 " Chinese Spider...... 130 00 

83 " Sun 75 00 

S4 '■' " " Kx. Large 128 00 

85 Kaleidoscope 67 00 

86 * " Ex. Large 116 00 

87 *Pleiades 135 00 

88 * " Ex. Large 200 00 

89 Gothic Cross 105 00 

90 * " Ex. Large 180 00 

91 -Snow Flake 166 00 

92 * Emerald Jewels 166 00 

93 *Girandole, 20 ft. wheel 420 00 

94 Mount Versuvius 67 00 

95 * " Ex. Large 133 00 

96 Minnehaha 67 00 

97 * " Ex. Large 133 00 

98 Turbine Wheel 80 00 

99 * " Double Ex. Large 167 00 

100 *Pyrotechnic Cross Fire, extra 

large 133 00 

101 *Horizontal Wheel, double 

extra large 200 00 

102 *Fountain of Fire, extra large.. 133 00 

103 *Columbia Triumph 167 00 

104 *Prismatic Fountain 133 00 

105 Niagara Cataracts, $6.00 per 
running foot, for not less than 
10 feet 

Note. — By placing a number of these 
Cataracts in a continuous line, Falls of any 
length may be produced, and of as great a 
height as it is possible to erect them. 
No. Set Designs. 

155 Motto, "G. A. R." 23 00 

156 " "1776" 24 00 

157 " "Union" 29 00 

158 " "July 4th" 29 00 

159 " "Welcome," 12 inch let- 

ters 55 00 

J 60 " "Welcome," 18 inch let- 
ters 80 00 

161 Bustof Washington illuminated 50 00 

162 * " " " Ex. Large 135 00 

163 Promethean Vase 48 00 

164 SaxonCross 53 00 

165 Turkish Cross 60 00 

166 Maltese Cross 53 00 



No. Name. Price each. 

167 Crystal Spray Fountain 4SOU 

168 U.S.Shield 63 00 

169 Star of America 43 00 

170 American Flag. 77 00 

171 Liberty Cap and Mnlln..'. 67 00 

172 American Eagle 108 00 

173 * " Spread Eagle 144 00 

174 "Good Night," combination 73 00 

175 Union Forever, combination ... 80 00 

176 Jeweled Cross 100 00 

177 ^Goddess of Liberty 190 00 

178 Jeweled Stars. 135 00 

179 ^'Washington on Horse, extra 

large 165 00 

180 ^'Washington on Horse, extra 

large with pedestal 240 00 

181 ^Fireman, Engine and Hose 350 00 

182 *Locomotive and Tender 300 00 

183 *Passenger Car '. 200 00 

184 *TrainofCars 500 00 

185 *Single Column and Star with 

Letter 200 00 

186 ^Double Column and Stars with 

Letters 00 400 

187 ^Triple Column and Stars with 

G. A. R 600 00 

188 *G. A. R. Badge 335 00 

Pieces marked thus (*) are too large to box and 

ship, and are made ou the ground where they are 
to be fired, or transported by teams from factory. 
They are not kept in stock, so must be ordered con - 
siderably in advance. 

Grand Finale Pieces. 

Pieces of this character made to order, in 
height from 20 to 100 feel, with a frontage of 
from 25 to 300 feet. 

Special Designs. 

We will make to order Mottoes, Letters 
or any Designs, no matter how large, from a 
photograph or drawing. Fireworks portraits 
of noted men a specialty. 

We invite correspondence from commit- 
tees in charge of Public Exhibitions. 

Bombshells. 

Thrown from mortars to a great heigbt, 
exploding with a loud report, displaying 
various combinations of colors, with streamer 
of gold rain. Sent to any part of the country 
in charge of experts. See page 15. 



tl l.l - ri: m i> li: w.i Paid I 1-1 -1 

TO COMMITTEES 

IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS. 



The success of an exhibition of fireworks depends very much upon a 
judicious selection of pieces. In order to m.>st effectually accomplish this, 
we respectfully invite Fireworks Committees to visit '>ur manufactory and 
make their own selections aided by such suggestions as our experience 

viven us. 

Tf Committees not having lime t" call on us will write the amount they 
wish t,, expend/or display, we wiU make a selection for the amount, and send 
list by rettt/rn mail to Committee for their approval. Tin* mode of selection 
■r, guarantee will prom as satisfactory cm if selected by them in person* 

jy Please liear in mind that the price of exhibition pieces is regulated 
according to size, amount and quality of fires, style of decorations, profuse 
coloring, etc. 

It is difficult to give the instructions necessary for firing and the man- 
agement of fireworks, hut we will give a few hints on the most important 
points. 

The lack of proper care in discharging fireworks often causes failures 
which are attributed to the pyrotechnist who manufactures them. 

That portion of the ground where display is to be tired should be enclosed 
by a strong rope or fence, taking plenty of room, according to the size of the 
exhibition and to prevent accidents. 

Place the Aerial Fireworks in boxes carefully covered with oilcloth or 
tarpaulin to prevent dampness or sparks from reaching them. 

Open display with balloons and illuminations with portions of rockets 
and bombshells, then the set pieces, beginning with the smallest, continuing 
with the larger (with aerial display of rockets, bombshells, etc., between), 
closing with the largest set piece, the effect of which will be enhanced by 
placing a battery on either side, a little to the rear, and firing them with it. 
The Aerial Bouquet should be last piece fired. 

Rockets. — Extreme care should be taken to prevent them falling over 
after having been fired. They are only dangerous when not properly hand- 
led. Use rocket troughs and fire in a direction away from the spectators. 

Floral Bombs, Mines, Batteries, Saucissons and Bengolas should be fired 
on level ground or a raised platform. 



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Containing assorted colors in every piece for retailing, being selected expressly for the 
retail trade, already packed in neat wooden bos. 



ASSORTMENT "A," 
#8.50 

Pieces. Articles. Size. Total. 

24 Colored candles 2 ball $0 42 

12 " " 3 " 34 

12 " " 4 " 55 

(i '• " G " 50 

B " " S " 64 

12 Sky Knckels 1 oz. 42 

12 " " 2 " 63 

6 " " 3 " 54 

3 " " 4 " ■ 44 

36 Blue lights Ex. large 58 

6 Flower pots 4 inch 42 

9 Euby lights No. 4. 58 

9 Miniature Batteries ", 2. 1 37 

6 Chinese spravs 83 

24 Chinese punks 24 

1 Showbill 

1 Case 



SiS 50 



ASSORTMENT 



Pieces. Articles. 


Size. 


Total. 


36 Colored candles 


2 ball 


S 63 




*1 " 


1 02 


24 " " 


4 " 


1 10 


12 " " 


6 ,; 


1 00 


12 " " 


S " 


1 29 


12 " " 


10 " 


2 66 


12 " " 


12 " 


3 50 




1 oz. 


1 26 


36 " " 


« 


1 90 


24 " " 


■; .. 


2 16 


24 " " 

" " 


4 " 

6 " 


3 50 
1 31 


12 Catharine wheels — 


..Ex. large 


1 17 






71 



63 
1 02 



ASSORTMENT "B," 
#17.00 

Pieces. Articles. Size. Total 

30 Colored candles 2 ball $ 

36 " " 3 " 

24 '• " 4 " 

12 " " li " 

12 " " S " 

12 " " 10 " 

24 Sky rockets.... 1 oz. 

12 " 2 " 

IS " 3 " 

12 « 4 " 

36 Blue lights Ex. large 

12 Flowerpots 4 inch 

3 Mines, colored stars No. 1. 

3 " " '• 2. 

9 Euby lights " 4. 

6 Volcanoes " 1. 

4S Chinese punks 

1 Showbill 

1 Case 

$17 00 

"C," $34.00 

Pieces. Articles. Size. Total. 

6 Triangles 2 oz. 1 00 

2 " 4 " 1 00 

2 " 8 " 1 45 

2 Electric flowers small 75 

72 Blue lights Ex. large 1 16 

15 Flower pots 4 inch 1 07 

24 Ruby lights No. 4. 1 50 

6 Mines, colored star " 1. 1 00 

9 Miniature batteries " 2. 1 3s 

48 Chinese punks 48 

1 Show bill 

1 Case 

$34 00 



1 


10 


1 


00 


1 


28 


2 


66 




84 




63 


1 


62 


1 


75 




58 




84 




50 




69 




■")■" 




S3 




48 



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ASSORTMENT "D," $50.00. 

Sin Total 

4* Colored candles 2 ball $0 84 

i' •• :; " l 36 

I " 1 64 

at e •■ 2 oo 

12 " 8 " I 29 

12 ' 10 " 2 66 

12 •• 12 " S 56 

4* Sky r.K-kft- 1 ounce 1 OS 

24 •■ 2 " 1 27 

21 - :: " 2 10 

24 " 4 " 3 50 

12 " " 2 02 

12 Flower Pots 4 inch 82 

72 Blue lights extra large 1 10 

24 Catharine wheel* large 2 35 

Triangle wheels 1 ounce 71 

" 2 " 1 00 

" Colored pots 4 " 100 

6 Mines Colored Stars No. 1 1 00 

ti " No. 2 1 38 

" No. 3 1 63 

2 Floral Bombshells small 5 00 

2 Vertical wheels 8 inch 1 20 

2 Colored geysers ; small 1 41 

00 Serpents 4 inch 3 00 

24 Chinese sprays 3 34 

48 Chinese punk 48 

1 Case 



150 00 



ASSORTMENT "E," #75-oo. 



Pieces. Articles. Size. 

72 Colored candles 2 ball 

72 " " 3 " 

4S " 4 " 

30 " " " 

24 " " 8 " 

12 " " 10 " 

12 " " 12 " 

6 '■ " 15 " 

72 Sky rockets 1 oz. 

30 " " 2 " 

24 " " :! " 

12 " " 4 " 

12 " " " 



24 Flower pots 4 inch 

Bengal lights I lb. 

3G Catharine wheels large 

12 Triangle wheels 1 oz. 



Total. 

$1 25 

2 00 

2 17 

3 00 
2 58 
2 66 

50 
25 
50 
88 
10 



/o 
62 

1 62 

2 50 

3 50 
1 42 



Pieces. Articles. Size. 

12 Triangle wheels 2 " 

2 " " colored pot.. 4 '" 
12 Mines, colored stars No. 1. 

" " " " 2. 

" " " '• 3. 

3 Dozen ruby lights " 4. 

2 " miniature battel ies " 2. 
2 Floral bombshells small 

4 Vertical wheels 8 inch 

4 Electric flowers 

4 Colored geysers small 

144 Serpents 4 inch 

36 Chinese sprays 

48 Chinese punks 

1 Show card 

1 Case 



Total. 

2 oo 

1 00 

2 00 
1 38 

1 03 

2 25 
:: 07 

5 00 
2 40 

1 50 

2 83 

4 50 

5 00 
48 



$75 00 



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Containing assorted colors in every piece intended lor private and public displays, each 
assortment making a distinct exhibition in itself. 



No. i. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #14.50. 

12 Colored candles, large 6 ball 

i*» Exhibition candles S " 

6 Colored star rockels.. 4 oz. 

4 " " " 6 " 

2 " " " S " 

1 China Oyer Large 

1 Vertical wheel Sin. 

1 Bengal light J lb. 

1 Colored triangle wheel...., ] " 

1 Mine of colored stars Xo. 4 

2 Flower pots li in. 

2 J -lb. cans red fire 3 lb: 

2 J— lb. cans green fire .] lb. 

1 Package parade fire Red 

1 Colored rosette wheel Extra 

1 Colored geyser Small 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Ca*e 



No. 3. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #23.00. 

12 Colored candles, large (i ball 

(i Exhibition candles S " 

<> Colored star rockets 4 oz. 

6 " " " 6 " 

4 " " " J, lb. 

1 China flyer Large 

1 Vertical wheel 8 in. 



2 Triangle wheels J lb. 

1 " wheel 1 " 

2 Flower pots li in. 

2 Bengal lights \ lb. 

1 package parade tire Bed 

2 Cans red tire .] lh. 

1 Can green fire |. " 

1 Can blue tire 1 " 

1 Colored star mine No. 5 

1 " " " " (> 

1 " saucisson Small 

1 " floral bombshell " 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 

No. 3. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #33.50. 

12 Colored candles, large (i ball 

6 Exhibition candles 8 " 

3 Triplet candles, No. 8 24 " 

6 Colored star rockets 6 oz. 

fi " " " \ lb. 

3 Duration star rockets .V " 

1 Colored triangle wheel ■> " 

1 " vertical " 8 inch 

1 " China flyer Large 

1 " rosette Ex. heavy 

1 " star mine No. o 

1 " meteor mine " 7 

2 " Bengal lights .] lb. 

2 " flowerpots (5 inch 

1 " saucission Small 

1 " geyser " 

Continued 011 next | use. 



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No. 3. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, $32.50.-Con'd. 

rode fire UM 

; 11*. 

I " green fin 

lored floral bombshell Small 

n eihibition piece dia- 

IDUIld >lar 

1 Bundle punk 

1 ( ase 

No. 4. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #50.00. 

12 t roldeo shower candles 8 ball 

12 Colored candles, large 8 " 

:'. Exhibition candles 10 " 

12 < blored star rockets 8 <>/.. 

6 Exhibition rockets 8 " 

1 Colored vertical wheel 10 inch 

1 " triangle wheel -lib. 

1 " " 1 " 

1 " Chinese flyer Large 

1 Mine of colored stars Xo. 5 

1 " meteor " ° 7 

1 " whistling Jacks " 10 

1 package parade fire Red 

1 " " " Green 

1 Colored floral fountain Extra 

1 " Baucisson Small 

1 " geyser " 

1 " aerolite Large 

1 Garden exhibition piece, mon- 
itor battery 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 

No. 5. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #67.50. 

12 Colored star rockets .1 lb. 

12 Exhibition " .1 " 

1*2 Colored candles, large 8 ball 

t! Exhibition " Ex. large 8 " 

"I Electric spreader candles, S spreader stars 

:*. Chinese musical " 8 notes 

■J Colored vertical wheels lOinch 

■J " triangle " ,', lb. 

1 - " " 1 " 



_' colored China flyers.- La 

star mine No. 5. 

meteor mine " ~. 

1 alllope " " 1". 

Devil among the tiilors Large 

Package parade tire Red 

" *' " 1 i reen 

Colore*! Iloral fountain Extra 

prismatic " *' 

aerolite 

^amission Small 

floral bombshell " 

" geyser " 

Garden exhibition piece illnm. battery 

" " " ...chaplet of roses 

Bundle punk 

Case 



No. 6. 
EXHIBITION ASSORT- 
MENT, #130.00. 

12 Colored star rockets J lb. 

12 Exhibition " 1 " 

il Parachute " 2 " 

12 Colored candles, large 8 ball 

tl Golden shower candles 8 " 

6 Electric spreader " 8 spreader stars 

3 Chinese musical " 8 notes 

2 Colored triangle wheels \ lb. 

1 Double " wheel Ex. heavy 

1 Vertical wheel 10 inch. 

1 Eosette Ex. heavy 

2 Colored China flyers Extra 

1 Mine of gyrating serpents No. 6. 

1 " colored stars " <i. 

1 " meteor " " 7. 

1 Colored saucisson Small 

3 " Bengal lights ', lb. 

2 Packages parade fire Red 

1 " " " Green 

1 Colored floral fountain Extra 

1 " prismatic " " 

1 " aerolite " 

2 " geysers Small 

2 " floral bombshells " 

1 Garden exhibition piece Diamond star 

1 " " '" Silver glory 

1 " " " Chinese fan 

1 " " " Gallopade 

1 " " " Mexican jets 

1 Bundle punk 

1 Case 



2i> The California Firewokks Co., Limited, 



FIRE CRACKERS 

At Market Rates When Ordered. 

Per lx>x. 

Small extra, No. 1, gold chop, 40 pks. of 52 crackers, short stern, in box. ..$ 

Extra No. I, " 40 " 04 " " " 

Large Extra, No. 1, " 40 " 70 " in box 

Shoony, extra large size 40 " 72 

California extra 40 " 80 " 

A No. 1 Lady crks. ex. quality, 40 " 700 " " 

Small pistol 40 " 72 " " 

Large " 40 " 72 

Young America 3i in. long 20 " 20 " " 

l T nion 4! " 20 " 20 " "... 



CANNON CRACKERS. 



Per box. 



Gold Dragon, No. 4, cannon crackers, 5 in. long, 20 pks. of 20 crackers in box. & 



No. 5, 


" o.l " 


" 20 " 


20 


No. 0, 


7 ■' 


" 20 " 


10 


No. 7, 


8 .. 


.. 10 „ 


10 


No. 8, 


" 10 " 


" 20 " 


5 


No. !), 


" 12 " 


.. 1() .. 


5 



RED HEADS. 

Small, per 100 

Medium " " 

Large " " 

Punk, Golden Dragon, 3 pieces each package .... 

" Canton .50 " " " .... 

bulk in bundles, 24 " " 



"We -will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City References 
accompany each order. 



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EXTRA QUALITY TORPEDOES. 

They are without exception the finest Goods in this line ever 

offered to the trade. 

Mmri i omit, 50 in a box, 100 boxes in a case $:> 20 

Short < Miint, ■">" in ■ box, 600 boxes in a case 16 "<> 

ELECTRIC TORPEDOES. 

double extra in quality with heavy report, Handsomely packed. -Inst the 
article for best retail trade. 

Per case. 
25 in new style box, ">0 boxes in a case $2 00 

IRON CLAD TORPEDOES. 

A heavy reporting torpedo. It is a catteaser. 

Per case. 
20 in a fancy box, 40 boxes in ;i case $3 10 

SILVER DRAGON TORPEDOES. 

.Made from silver foil and pure silver, ( hinese style; very popular. 

Per case. 
•jo in u fancy box, 40 boxes in a ease $4 50 

SPARTAN TORPEDOES. 

(Five in a package, to retail at live cents.) 

Per case. 
In cases of 100 packages $3 50 




SECOND GRADE TORPEDOES. 

CALIFORNIA EXTRA TORPEDOES. 

■.'5s. Put up 'iit Iii Package. 

(To retail tor live cents.) 

Per ease. 
Packed Hi packages in cartoon, ami 10 cartoons in wooden ease *- 50 

CANNON TORPEDOES. 

(To retr.il for live cents.) 

Per ch.su. 
Put up 1*» in n package, and 100 packages in wooden case $2 50 

MAMMOTH TORPEDOES. 

Per case. 
Put up 25 in box, and 40 boxes in wooden case #2 25 

CAT SCAT TORPEDOES. 

Per case 
Put up 1" '" box, and 25 boxes tn wooden ea«e $2 75 



The California Fiukwokks Co., Limited, 



FIREWORKS BALLOONS. 



Tiiis is one of the most beautiful and interesting dis- 
plays of Fireworks. We have invented new Fireworks 
attachments for these Balloons, making a much finer dis- 
play. By following these directions and the use of our 
patent fire .protector, it is impossible for the Ballon to catch 
tire in ascending' 

Full directions for firing with each Balloon. 

Per doze u. 

No. 10. With Fireworks attachment $10 00 

" 12. " •' 12 00 

- 20. " " 27 00 

" 25. '■ - 40 00 

'■ 30. " " 'iO oo 




JAPANESE FIGURE BALLOONS. 



FIRE FBOOr BALL00H5 Life-like representation of Japanese figures, fish, elephants, 

pigs, etc., etc. — grotesque and amusing. 

Per dozen. 

No. 1 ss 00 

Xo. 2 10 00 



COLORED PAPER BALLOONS. 

Variegated Colors. 

l J er dozen 

Xo. 6, !, dozen in package $2 50 

" S, j " " 3 25 

"10,! " " 4 25 

" 15, I " " "00 

"20,1 " " 10 00 

"25,1 " " 14 00 




We will not ship Fireworks unless Money or satisfactory City References 
accompany each order. 



1 1 !,l »TRATKI> TUMI PEK t I 

DECORATION SETS. 

cau be used In-doon or out-doors, 

■t Dp. 15x65 ii' 

1 1 
St-t M —Shield 20 inches* with nine batter? bunting flags, festooned $9 00 

• N- 20 silk flags, festooned 18 00 

■■ O — i Sise when Bet up, 33x65 inches) lacquered shield, -<» inches, brass eagle and >i\ 

battery hunting flags festooned 12 00 

■■ P ■ Lacquered shield, 20 inches, brass eagle and sixsilk Rags, festooned 20 00 

Sise when set up, 30x65 inches. 

Per set- 
Set K - Brass eagle, lacquered shield, 12 inches, and four batten- bunting Hag.--, festooned, $8 00 

" L— " 4< " " 12 " " " silk flags, festooned 12 00 

" K — i Sise when set up, 40x48 inches) brass eagle, metal shield, lacquered, 30 inches, 

h.iir garrison flags, I s inches long, on staffs to tit 'JO 00 

Same, with four --ilk Bags, 48 inches long, on staff's to tit ."■."> 00 

FESTOONED BUNTING. 

Warranted fast colors. 
40 inches wide. 80 inches long. Each festoon .SI 7-"> 

MOSS PAPER FESTOONING. 

For decorating. 

Red, white and blue in one piece, or separate colors of red, white, blue, green and yellow. 
Price, per roll 80 60 

TISSUE WREATHS. 

Iled, white and blue, per dozen $2 25 

HORSE HEAD PLUMES. 

i If moss paper. Very handsome. Made in all colors ami very effective. Per dozen $2 25 

MOSS PAPER TASSEI/S. 

For decorating. 
Made in all color* similar to plumes. Very pretty for looping up festooning. Per doz $2 00 



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"STANDARD" BUNTING FLAGS. 




UNITED STATES REGULATION SI2ES. 



3 feet $2 50 each 



8 
9 

lo 



3 75 " 


14 


4 50 " 


15 


5 00 " 


16 


6 00 " 


18 


7 50 " 


20 


8 50 " 


21 


10 00 " 


22 



12 00 each 


24 feet 


*34 00 eacl 


15 00 " 

16 50 " 
18 00 " 
"1 00 " 


25 " 

26 " 
28 " 

30 " 


35 00 " 

39 00 '■ 
44 00 " 

50 00 " 


25 00 " 


32 " 


56 00 " 


27 00 " 


34 " 


60 00 " 


2!) 00 " 


36 " 


65 00 " 



Signal and foreign flags made to order at short notice. 



MUSLIN FLAGS ON STICKS. 



Please note sizes as well as numbers. 



No 


Length. 


1 


3 inches 


•> 


4.! " 


3 


6 " 


4 


7.1 " 





9} " 


i; 


14 " 


7 


18 



<.; ross. 
.$0 30 
37-1 
.. 62 
. 85 
.. 1 65 
.. 3 20 
. 4 60 



No. Length. Gross. 

7.', 22.', inches $6 15 

S 27} •• 9 65 

9 36 " 16 25 

10 43 » 24 65 

11 50 " 30 85 

11.'. 54 " 37 50 

12 66 " 56 65 



COTTON BUNTING FLAGS. 

Equal to bunting for many purposes. These tings will sell readily, as they are first-class 

goods at low figures. 



3 foot $0 50 each 5 foot. 

4 •' 75 " 6 " 



.*1 25 each 
■1 00 " 



Ill 1 - I 1. 1 



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PAPER CAPS. 

• 1. 50 in box, full count, I gross in wood box 32^c. 




THE IBEX. 

Newest Five Gent, pistol in the market, equal to any in style 
and finish. The out shows size. 



Per gross $6 00 



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The California Fireworks Co., Limited, 




LANTERNS. 




No. 3 — inches diameter, bucket Shape S3 Ou per 100 

- 6—12 " " " " 11 00 " 

" -•— '■' " globe " 10 00 " 

•• ;-S — 1 1 '• '■ '• " 12 50 " 

" 4—15 " " " " 18 50 

JAPANESE LANTERNS. 

51 inch $4 00 per 100 

7.1 " I 05 

10 '■ fi 05 



HALF GLOBE OR SAFETY WALL LANTERNS. 

These consist »f one-half a regular Globe Lantern, attached to a circular pasteboard back. 
They can be hung on a nail driven into a wall, post or tree. They do not sway in the wind, 
and for ease in putting up and safety in use are unequaled. Each lantern provided with 
automatic extinguisher, by which the Candle is put out before it burns entirely down. 

10- inch $6 00 per hundred 



FAIRY LAMPS. 

Made of glass, assorted colors, to be suspended from wives bung 

between trees or posts, or inside windows. They burn a short* ^ , 

broad candle, or oil with floating wick, and produce a fairy-like M R^d 
appearance when set around the edge of walks, or placed so as 
to produce a design of lettering. 

In boxes of one dozen $3 00 per dozen. 

Wind Guards •> 25 per gross. 

Star Light Candles for Fairy Lamps 4 50 " 




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